Why The Crown’s Dominic West Didn’t Ask Prince Harry for Advice

Preserving this one to himself. Dominic West is mates with Prince Harry, however he determined in opposition to asking his pal for recommendation about taking part in King Charles III on The Crown.

“I didn’t suppose it was applicable to name him up and ask him for suggestions,” the Wire alum, 53, joked to Leisure Tonight on the season 5 premiere in London on Tuesday, November 8. The U.Okay. native added that he really hasn’t spoken to the Duke of Sussex, 38, in “a few years,” although they have been pleasant prior to now.

“We did stroll to the South Pole along with a number of wounded troopers, so I received to know him fairly properly,” West defined, referring to a charity occasion the pair did collectively in 2013. The duo participated within the Strolling With the Wounded, becoming a member of an expedition by means of Antarctica with injured army service folks.

“He was very a lot a part of the crew,” the Tomb Raider actor stated of the royal at a press convention in January 2014. “He appeared to concentrate on constructing latrines. He constructed this unbelievable castellated construction with blocks to maintain out the wind, and it even had a [toilet] roll holder.”

West is a brand new solid member of The Crown, making his debut as Charles, 63, in season 5, which premiered on Wednesday, November 9. The Affair alum changed Josh O’Connor, who performed a youthful model of the previous Prince of Wales in seasons 3 and 4.

Final 12 months, Harry admitted that he has seen the Netflix collection, which he thinks permits viewers to get a style of royal life regardless that it’s fictionalized. “It provides you a tough concept about what that way of life, what the pressures of placing responsibility and repair above household and every little thing else, what can come from that,” the Invictus Video games founder defined throughout a February 2021 look on The Late Late Present With James Corden. “I’m far more snug with The Crown than I’m seeing the tales written about my household, or my spouse, or myself.”

The BetterUp CIO added that the present is “clearly fiction” and “not strictly correct,” however acknowledged that’s “loosely primarily based on the reality.” On the time, Harry had solely been depicted as a baby on The Crown, however he revealed that he’d already considered who he would need to play him as an grownup: Damian Lewis.

Forward of the season 5 premiere, Netflix added a disclaimer to the trailer for season 5 following backlash concerning the present’s depiction of the royal household. “Impressed by actual occasions, this fictional dramatization tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and private occasions that formed her reign,” reads the assertion, which can also be seen on the present’s official internet web page.

Season 5 of The Crown is now streaming on Netflix.